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La Thuile for short break

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Hi Snowheads

Just sorting a 3 night break in mid January for a group of 5 guys. All good skiers preferring staying on the posteva covering miles.

We also want a nice 4 star hotel with a pool and found a decent option in La Thuile, which is the sister hotel to one we stayed in last year in Courmayeur.

What's the ski area like for 3.5 days - link to La Roserie easy and what about access to Courmayeur, which I think is on the pass or you get 1 day?

Thanks in advance as always!

BB
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Been there for a boys break myself years ago,really enjoyed it. For a three day break I wouldn't bother with Courmayeur as there is plenty to do in La Thuile unless the weather is bad which it can be. There is a bus service to Courmayeur should you want it about 30-40 minutes from memory.
Link to La Ros isn't the quickest and you need drag lifts on the way back but it gets you t o a sunny area which is good in January.
Not a lot of night-life if that is your thing, you will probably be in the hotel bar. But a really plaeasnt varied ski area with decent off piste in the right conditions.
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The area would be good for a short trip. Lots of the tougher runs are lower down, tree lined and only one lift away from the village, with more cruisy but still interesting runs higher up. We particularly liked the runs on the back side of the La Thuile section, it felt quieter and more isolated and the runs felt longer. Plenty of mileage and variety for a short break.

The link over to La Ros is easy enough to do in a day but it is a slightly long winded and dull process. The piste over to La Ros is undulating with various flat sections, shady and prone to wind. Coming back is better in terms of piste but has slow, long drag lifts. Just allow plenty of time.
La Ros has lots of sunny, cruisy blue pistes for the most part, and felt busier than the La Thuile side. We felt we did a lot of zig zag ski down lift up to move across the La Ros skis area. Some great views from the top though.

Not sure about the trip to Courmayeur as I didn't do it myself but I did see big buses going there some mornings. I think you get a one day option to go there, but not sure if transport is included and not sure how many days liftpass you need to buy before that day is included.
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Thanks both. Looks like it could well be a goer then as we don't mind faff to open up the km and we aren't going to be doing mega apres, just late night drinking in local bars.
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What's the Mont Blanc tunnel like on transfer day?

We are arriving in Geneva on Saturday 13th January at 8.30am and will get a private transfer and will want to getting in by midday, ideally, to ski the pm.
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I was scanning through my post history and noticed i'd not updated this. How rude.

We went in mid Jan and had a great time in the Miramonti. Twinned with a hotel in Courmayeur that we also have stayed in. Summary was that the skiing was very cold (as was the whole season imo - I went Dec, Jan and March in Klosters, La Thuile and Flachau) but really good.

The hotel was tidy and nice, got a lift up to the lifts from the driver. It's not that far but worth having. Food was fine in a few different places, but it's a very quiet resort. Suited us though - ended up staying up in the hotel bar and they served until we wanted to go to bed.

Bit of a trek to get over to La Ros, but really not that hard. Lots of fun runs once you're off the main La Thuile motorway - particularly once you drop off the other side. Lots of easily accessible off piste.

Good for a few days.
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Two new lifts opening up a new exciting area in LaRosiere next season . Will make the trip to France doubly interesting .
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